Casa de las Conchas


Address:
Calle Compañía, 2, 37002 Salamanca, Spain

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Description

The Casa de las Conchas is a historical building in Salamanca, central Spain. It currently houses a public library. It was built from 1493 to 1517 by Rodrigo Arias de Maldonado, a knight of the Order of Santiago de Compostela and a professor in the University of Salamanca. Its most peculiar feature is the façade, mixing late Gothic and Plateresque style, decorated with more than 300 shells, symbol of the order of Santiago, as well as of the pilgrims performing the Way of St. James.

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